Cattle herder arrested for rape of 74-year-old woman

2018-04-25 16:22
A cattle herder in Willowvale has been arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman. (File)

A cattle herder in Willowvale has been arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman. (File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A cattle herder in Willowvale has been arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

The woman, 74, was walking back to her homestead after visiting her friends in Dadamba on Tuesday afternoon, when she was attacked, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She came across this young man who did not say anything but attacked her in an unlawful manner. It is believed she was dragged to a bushy area," he said.

"She knew this man because he has been a herder of cattle in the same village."

A 45-year-old man was traced and arrested after the woman identified him.

He was expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Butterworth cluster commander Brigadier Trevor Mey condemned the rape.

He congratulated Willowvale police for their swift response in arresting a suspect.


Read more on:    east london  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.